USA 1 Nigeria 0, thus the USA advances to the round of 16.
Will this line-up be the one going forward?
Certainly, if there are no issues of injury during the rest-recovery phase leading up to the next match, my guess is that this line-up is the preferred line-up with situational substituting in the second half.
In this game, Leroux subbed in for Morgan at the 66 minute mark. Would anticipate that would continue to be the case as Morgan is not yet in full fitness.
Boxx and Rampone came in for defensive purposes at the 74 and 80 minute marks.
Given that the lead was only 1-0, I think Coach Ellis kept Wambach in just in case they needed a goal to break a 1-1 tie. If the USA had gone up 2-0, I think Wambach would have been subbed out.
My question would be who the USA brings in for offense if they are behind in the second half with a tiring Morgan and Wambach?
Certainly, Leroux but who else would get the call?
May well be that Team USA is really counting on the back four and Solo to shut teams out and holding leads in the second half. But who gets the call if USA is behind?
The other open question is the identity of the fourth starting midfielder because in 3 games it has been 3 different players: Press, Brian, and Heath. Has someone won that role? Or will another player be asked to start in the next game?